How to prepare your home for a winter storm
While Jack Frost is nipping at your nose you may forget that there are some key things you should be prepared for if a winter storm should hit your city.
According to www.homeadvisor.com this is how you should prepare your home for a winter storm:
“If you live in an area with severe winter weather, you home should be winterized sometime during the fall season. There are many things that can be done to prepare your home for winter including insulating attics, basements, and walls to help heat your home more efficiently, and putting plastic over windows. Heating systems should also be cleaned and serviced each year before they are used to ensure they are safe and working properly. Any drafty areas should be caulked, or otherwise repaired and the roof should be checked to ensure that there are no leaks and it will be able to bear the weight of the snow.
Before cold weather approaches, you should also spend some time cleaning gutters and trimming any tree branches that could fall on your home in the event of a bad storm. Pipes should also be insulated to prevent them from freezing which can result in burst pipes and flooding.”
If you do happen to have a water disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!